Is IS PSEUDOEXFOLIATION A SIGNIFICANT RISK FACTOR FOR GLAUCOMA? A CROSSSECTIONAL ANALYSIS OF A PAKISTANI POPULATION

  • Abdul Rauf Combined Military Hospital, Multan/National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Pakistan
  • Hussnain Abbas Combined Military Hospital, Multan/National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Pakistan
  • Saqib Ali Combined Military Hospital, Sargodha/National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Pakistan
  • Haroon Javaid Combined Military Hospital, Multan/National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Pakistan
  • Khalid Naimat Combined Military Hospital, Multan/National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Pakistan
Keywords: Glaucoma, Pseudoexfoliation, Pseudoexfoliation syndrome

Abstract

Objective: To determine the association between pseudoexfoliation and glaucoma.

Study Design: Cross-sectional analytical study.

Place and Duration of Study: Eye Outpatient department of Combined Military Hospital, Multan from Jan to Dec 2019.

Methodology: A total of 170 patients reporting to the eye outpatient department were examined for the presence of Pseudoexfoliation and glaucoma based on raised intraocular pressure >21mm Hg, increased cup disc ratio and visual field defects. Therefore, a total of 340 eyes were examined.

Results: Out of a total of 252 eyes with pseudoexfoliation, 40 (15.9%) had glaucoma. This frequency of glaucoma was significantly higher in eyes with pseudoexfoliation 87 (98.9%), in comparison to eyes without pseudoexfoliation 1 (1.1%); p<0.01).

Conclusion: Pseudoexfoliation was found to be strongly associated with glaucoma.

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Published
2021-08-27
How to Cite
Rauf, A., Abbas, H., Ali, S., Javaid, H., & Naimat, K. (2021). Is IS PSEUDOEXFOLIATION A SIGNIFICANT RISK FACTOR FOR GLAUCOMA? A CROSSSECTIONAL ANALYSIS OF A PAKISTANI POPULATION. PAFMJ, 71(4), 1404-07. https://doi.org/10.51253/pafmj.v71i4.4139
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